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Buffalo Dance


Published 1894


Short early clip from the Edison Manufacturing Co. featuring Native American Sioux Hair Coat, Last Horse, and Parts His Hair dancing.

Copied at 18fps from a 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress.


Run time 0:22
Production Company Edison Mfg. Co.
Sponsor Edison Mfg. Co.
Audio/Visual silent, black & white


Reviews

Reviewer: jeffzkrazie - - May 14, 2011
Subject: Tannis Nielson...
Keep biting the bone, chief fullofcrap!!!!!!
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - - February 3, 2008
Subject: Amusing
I didn't get bored during this film, So I guess it does it's job.
Reviewer: pheret - - February 3, 2008
Subject: Buffalo Dance
first, it says BUFFALO dance NOT rain dance, duh

and i am sure it's authentic. people ALSO dance to show how impressive they are, no matter WHAT the dance or WHAT the century or WHAT the nationality.

the man mentioned as a "ham" probably is important in his society would, people could tell right away by how he dances, etc., in relation to what THEY find impressive, not YOU.

so ignorant.
Reviewer: tannis nielsen - - February 1, 2007
Subject: to the accountant
who believes himself
to be "righteous" in his mind

I count "cyber" coup - upon you

What?
Your surprised?

did you think that
that we "freaking Indians"
no longer existed
and thats why you felt
free
to expose your ill minded- ideology

tsk tsk
chop chop

you have an obvious need
to further educate yourself
Reviewer: Bob Capps - - July 16, 2006
Subject: 112 year-old Indian flick
Three Indians stomping around in a circle. One of the Indians is a real ham, one of the very first camera hogs. I watched it three times, still 110 degrees, no rain. Fake!
Reviewer: victorgeorge - - July 13, 2006
Subject: Buffalo Dance - a tragic comedy
Ignoring sarcastic reviewers I think this is one of the most important snippets in the history of the cinema. In just twenty-two seconds we have a glimpse of members of a race of people now totally destroyed or subdued. We see four "Primitives" performing self-consciously before a camera owned by other people who would in time prove to be their "Superiors". We can laugh, but how many of us are able to see the tragic side? This clipping tells me more in a few seconds than some films do in two hours. Awarding stars will do nothing for this clipping, it is, for me, eternal, and I hope it will continue to be restored for generation to generation, for all the pathos of man is in it.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - October 1, 2005
Subject: Strange, but Most Likely Authentic
Some Native Americans perform a buffalo dance. This is pretty strange-looking, but it was probably authentic, given its time period, so IÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂm not going to comment. It does have a lot of historical value, though. An 1894 Edison film.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Reviewer: Accountant - - August 21, 2005
Subject: Injuns
As General Custer said at Little Big Horn: "Did you ever see so many freakin' Indians ?
Reviewer: ericthatsme - - August 20, 2005
Subject: uglygeorge
Thats a review? Nothing better to do with your time?
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